Information on batch files

Updated: 05/24/2017 by Computer Hope

Batch fileBatch files allow MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows users to write a series of commands to run in order upon their execution for automating frequently performed tasks. For example, a batch file could be used to run frequently utilized commands, delete or move a series of files, and other jobs.

One of the earliest batch files was the autoexec.bat, which is a batch file that loaded each time computers with MS-DOS and early versions of Windows started. A simple batch file does not require programming skills and can be done by anyone with an understanding of MS-DOS commands.

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